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Fury: I want to help the 'man on the streets with nothing'

Boxer Tyson Fury has been telling ITV News about his ambitions to become an MP in Lancashire.

The heavyweight's shot at a world title was postponed last week when his opponent Wladimir Klitschko pulled out through injury.

Fury, who wants to fight for the seat of Morecambe and Lunesdale, says he wants to tackle problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and unemployment.

Fury up for fight in Morecambe

Boxer Tyson Fury has been meeting potential voters in Morecambe after revealing he wants to become the area's next MP.

The fighter's political ambitions emerged after his title clash with Wladimir Klitschko was called off.

Fury, who is from Manchester but lives in Morecambe, has said he would clean up the streets and have the town booming.

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Morecambe and Lunesdale - Conservative Hold

  • David Morris (C) 19,691 (45.54%, +4.19%)
  • Amina Lone (Lab) 15,101 (34.92%, -4.44%)
  • Steve Ogden (UKIP) 5,358 (12.39%, +8.17%)
  • Matthew Severn (LD) 1,612 (3.73%, -9.96%)
  • Phil Chandler (Green) 1,395 (3.23%, +1.85%)
  • Michael Dawson (ND) 85 (0.20%)
  • C maj 4,590 (10.61%)
  • 4.31% swing Lab to C
  • Electorate 66,476; Turnout 43,242 (65.05%, +2.71%)

Home of the Whopper - how Harley weighed in near to 12lbs....and mum had no pain relief!

Home of the Whopper - Credit: Ross Parry

One of the heaviest babies in Britain has been born - to a mum who asked for NO pain relief.

Danielle Davies from Morecambe gave birth to Harley, who arrived at more than 11lbs, following an eight-hour labour.

Danielle had insisted on a natural birth - not realising she was about to deliver such a massive baby.

Midwives were so shocked they had to weigh him twice.

Newborn Harley from weighs 11lb 5oz, and already fits into clothes designed for babies aged three to six months.

New mum Danielle, 21, said: ''All the midwives couldn't believe how big he was, he was the talk of the hospital.

''They had to put him on the scales a number of times, they said he was difficult to weigh because it was off their official charts.''

Danielle, who already has a 19-month-old daughter Layla, stunned staff during the eight hour natural birth, which she managed to endure without any pain relief despite pushing for two hours.

She said: ''I just cant believe I did it on gas and air, I keep wondering how I managed.''

Baby Harley was born at 1.13am on April 10.

Dad Daniel Goldstone, 23, a security guard, said: 'I was nervous because Danielle was in so much pain and it shocked me but I wasn't expecting my son to be so big.

'I'm proud of her and all the staff were brilliant.'


North West comedians honoured by Royal Mail

Royal Mail are launching a new series of stamps featuring some of the regions best loved comedians. Morecambe and Wise and Victoria Wood will both feature in the Comedy Greats series. The set of stamps focuses on performers who emerged from the tradition of stand-up and sketch show artists, rather than those more widely regarded as comic actors.

Morecambe and Wise Credit: Royal Mail

Andrew Hammond, Head of Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “For decades, the UK has long boasted some of the most influential and significant comedy talent in the world. This set of stamps rightly pays tribute to the comedians who have made the nation laugh out loud at their ground-breaking comedy genius.”

Victoria Wood Credit: Royal Mail
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Report: Back where he belongs - Morecambe's most famous son comes home

The statue immortalising one of the greatest comic talents this region has ever produced is back in its rightful place.

The bronze tribute to Eric Morecambe was returned to the seafront in his hometown today - two months after it was vandalised.

Eric's family were on hand to see the repaired statue lifted into place by crane - and our Lancashire reporter Victoria Grimes was there too:

Gary Morecambe: 'Priority is getting Eric's statue back on its feet'

Gary Morecambe came into the Granada Reports studio and spoke to Lucy and Tony about how fans reacted to the damage to the statue.

Helping get Eric back to his rightful place in Morecambe

Artist Graham Ibbeson and Gary Morecambe assess the damage to the statue of Eric. Credit: ITV News

Eric Morecambe's son, Gary, has been to the town today to meet the sculptor of his father's statue and assess the damage caused by a recent vandal attack.

Mr Morecambe and artist Graham Ibbeson are confident the famous statue will soon be returned to its rightful place.

Eric has been returned to a gallery for repairs. Credit: ITV News
The Queen unveiled the statue in 1999. Credit: PA
The grandchildren of Eric Morecambe at the unveiling of the statue. Credit: PA
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